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Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge

#218 of 529 things to do in Rhode Island Features Animals
Refuge Headquarters, 50 Bend Road, RI
+1 401-364-9124
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The best place for a variety of birds

This is an easy walking area with diverse habitats. I would take time by the open field looking for... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
CapeCodRita
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Cape Cod
Just beautiful!

My husband & I took Osprey Point trail; an easy, 0.8 mile, one-way trek through fields & woodlands... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
Pdgram
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Free refuge which has trails over fields and around salt marshes.
  • Excellent93%
  • Very good7%
  • Average0%
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9 Nov 2016
“The best place for a variety of birds”
27 Sep 2016
“Just beautiful!”
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Refuge Headquarters, 50 Bend Road, RI
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+1 401-364-9124

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Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is an easy walking area with diverse habitats. I would take time by the open field looking for ground birds and raptors. Go past the farm pond. Then, either fork off to the right to go all the way down to Osprey Point, or...More

Thank CapeCodRita
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

My husband & I took Osprey Point trail; an easy, 0.8 mile, one-way trek through fields & woodlands, ending at an observation deck overlooking beautiful Block Island Sound! There were benches & a telescope there for enjoying the pond & ocean views. After relaxing there...More

Thank Pdgram
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit for anyone and likely a great spot for kids as the trails are all short to medium length. As one reviewer noted it can definitely get buggy - particularly in the woodland areas- so be sure to apply big repellant; husband...More

1  Thank MaiaB
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Numerous trails lead through a variety of habitats - grassland, forest, shrub, salt pond and shore. Lots of birds to find and ID.

Thank cararro
Reviewed 17 May 2016

This refuge is an excellent place for people who want to see a lot of birds and small wildlife. The trails are very easy and anyone can easily walk them.

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 12 October 2015

This refuge is excellent for birdwatching during fall migration. For hikers and nature enthusiasts, the refuge is also recommended. The trails are well-marked, and when I went, during mid-October, the trees were changing colors and the surroundings were beautiful. The trails lead through/by fields, forest,...More

1  Thank Andi55_13
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Found this place online while looking to do something different while camping nearby. The first thing I want to tell you in to BRING SOME BUG REPELLENT AND SPRAY IT ALL OVER YOU, BECAUSE THEY WILL BITE YOU WHERE YOU MISSED.. If you don't you...More

Thank javaandjazz
Reviewed 24 May 2015

We enjoyed the nature trails at Trustom Pond better than Ninigret. Both are National Wildlife Refuges but Trustom had much more waterfowl and bird activity. We saw 2 nests (one was osprey).

1  Thank cmsmile
Reviewed 28 February 2015

This is a wonderful nature reserve. The trails are very easy to walk and there are viewing decks strategically located. You can see various birds, waterfowls, owls, deers etc. I've been here during summer and winter and it's breathtaking every time.

4  Thank Bagoboy
Reviewed 6 November 2014

We stopped by here and walked the trails, which are not overly long and easy to walk. We had some nice views and changing vistas and there are a couple of decks to observe the waterfowl, which we really enjoyed. This is a well done...More

3  Thank nutsgoalie
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